Tahakopa Marsh Complex

Description: Tahakopa Marsh Complex.

Type/Class: Marsh. 2

Size: 4.0 ha.

Altitude: 0 - 20 m above sea level.

Approximate location: Southeast of the intersection of Tahakopa Valley Road and Dewe Road, Papatowai.
NZTM (centre point): E1323620 N4842130.

Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.145, Map F36.

Territorial Authority: Clutha District Council.


Interactive map of Tahakopa Marsh Complex

Recorded Values

Value Description
A4 High degree of wetland naturalness. 1
A5 Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of marshes remain in Otago. 2
A1 - A3, A6 - A9 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information

  • Composition of Juncus sp. and flax. 2



Aerial view of Tahakopa Marsh Complex (March 2006)



1 Otago Regional Council (2004) Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Published by the Otago Regional Council, Dunedin.

2 Ausseil, A.G., Newsome, P., Johnson, P. (2008) Wetland Mapping in the Otago Region. Landcare Research Contract Report prepared for the Otago Regional Council.